Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Not as highly regarded nationally as Atunyote and Kaluhyat, the Shenendoah course is perhaps the most fun track to play at Turning Stone and certainly the most forgiving. With some great scoring opportunities and better pace of play than its sister courses, Shenendoah is an underrated must play when visiting the resort.   Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Rick Smith in 2000

Cost:  $60.00 - $150.00 Click for current rates

Course Website:  Shenendoah's official website    Phone Number:  (877) 748-4653

Directions:  Get here! - 5218 Patrick Rd., Verona, NY 13478

Signature Hole:  14th - 168 Yard Par 3 -

14th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (168 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (168 Yard Par 3)

Photos:  See additional photos of Shenendoah

Accolades:  Ranked 18th in New York on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State rankings.

What to Expect:  Shenendoah was the first of three 18 hole courses laid out at Turning Stone Resort and was crafted by Rick Smith. The less hyped course at the resort is a nice combination between the forgiveness of Atunyote and the variety of terrain at Kaluhyat which creates perhaps the most overall fun track. In 2016 the course received a renovation to allow for expansion of the resort which resulted in the addition or alteration of seven holes but the course flows as if it was the original routing. The course goes through some wetland areas, treed areas, and open vista spaces that create a memorable setting to enjoy. Conditioning isn't as good as Atunyote but is certainly kept in good shape. Ultimately I'm surprised Shenendoah doesn't receive more accolades because I think it is the second best course at Turning Stone and offers the most enjoyable holes.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7013 74.2 140
Blue 72 6520 71.5 131
White 72 6170 69.9 128
Gold 72 5605 67.2 125
Red (Women) 72 4813 68.9 118


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  9th - 186 Yards -

9th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (186 Yard Par 3)
9th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (186 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  7th - 364 Yards -

7th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (364 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (364 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  18th - 553 Yards -

18th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (553 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (553 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  16th - 291 Yard Par 4 -

16th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (291 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (291 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  6th - 452 Yard Par 4 -

6th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at Shenendoah Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)